A Neapolitan Master at the Spanish Court


Sonatas for mandolin and continuo by Domenico Scarlatti.

What is the link between the mandolin – an undeservedly neglected instrument, usually associated with folkloristic music – and the great Neapolitan composer Domenico Scarlatti, maestro at the royal court of Spain in the 18th century? The ensemble Pizzicar Galante will shed light on the issue, accompanying the audience on a musical journey to the rediscovery of a rarely performed repertoire.

Programme :

Domenico Scarlatti (1685 – 1757)
Sonata K 91 in G major for mandolin and continuo (Grave, Allegro, Grave, Allegro)
Sonata K 81 in E minor for mandolin and continuo (Grave, Allegro, Grave, Allegro)
Sonata K 90 in D minor for mandolin and continuo (Grave, Allegro, Siciliana, Allegro)

~ intermission ~

Domenico Scarlatti (1685 – 1757)
Sonata K 77 in D minor for mandolin and continuo (Moderato e cantabile, Minuetto)
Sonata K 88 in G minor for mandolin and continuo (Grave, Andante moderato, Allegro, Minuetto)
Sonata K 89 in D minor for mandolin and continuo (Allegro, Grave, Allegro)

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